Children Learn What They Live

Today I would like to share a lovely poem, Children Learn What They Live, which was written by Dr. Dorothy Law Nolte. I was touched by its clarity and simplicity. I hope you enjoy it as well.

 

Express Yourself!

Children Learn What They Live


By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte

The I Create What I Believe! Program is a wonderful tool for helping both children and adults nurture positive habits of thought, uncover innovative solutions, and create an authentic life.

If you would like to explore the I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB) Program, the following activities are currently available on the website for free (just click the link to access an activity).

Just Scribble, ICWIB Activity One: Version One video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wURBZHk8jc&feature=youtu.be

Just Scribble, ICWIB Activity One: Version Two video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp6fCHs5f2Q&feature=youtu.be

Just Scribble, ICWIB Activity One: Version Three video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDelU_MDNrM

ICWIB Instructional Guide: Part One
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlj7NDAfAFw&feature=youtu.be

ICWIB Instructional Guide: Part Two
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH5PC1AhzGM&feature=youtu.be

Labyrinth, ICWIB Activity Four
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt0D2I_drFM

Just Scribble, ICWIB Activity One (text):
http://icreatewhatibelieve.com/icwib-just-scribble/

Labyrinth, ICWIB Activity Four (text):
http://icreatewhatibelieve.com/icwib-labyrinth/

If you find the activities helpful and are interested in more, sign up for our FREE ICWIB newsletter:
http://icreatewhatibelieve.com/newsletter/

For more information about the I Create What I Believe! Global Classroom:
http://icreatewhatibelieve.com/global-classroom/

For more information about teacher training via Skype:
http://icreatewhatibelieve.com/presentations-and-training